tw telecom Extends Nationwide Network Introducing Service in Boston

BOSTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its nationwide network and extensive product suite by introducing service to customers in metropolitan Boston.  The company is now deploying its industry-leading portfolio of data and Internet solutions, including its innovative Business Ethernet and Intelligent Network capabilities, to connect enterprise customers across the Boston area to their local and national destinations.

"Boston businesses now have access to our nationwide Business Ethernet, Intelligent Network, cloud and IP networking solutions as well as our ecosystem of on-net datacenters," said Mike Gearin, area vice president, tw telecom.  "With our award-winning Business Ethernet portfolio, we deliver resilient, secure, scalable and predictable connections to data centers and their customers to improve their network experience and performance."

tw telecom now has agreements with Boston area data center providers to provide networking solutions to their facilities' tenants.  tw telecom is now working with The Markley Group, to provide networking solutions to customers in New England's largest multi-tenant, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facility.  tw telecom also has an agreement in place with ColoSpace, a leading provider of outsourced data center and managed services, to offer networking services to customers in its Waltham, MA data center.

"We are excited to work with tw telecom to provide our customers with secure, reliable Business Ethernet, networking and cloud solutions," said Patrick W. Gilmore, chief technology officer, Markley Group.  "Our customers are quickly adapting cloud strategies and need fast and easy connection to the cloud to keep pace with their ever-changing IT environments. tw telecom's ability to provide rapid connection to the cloud, its unique Intelligent Network capabilities, and Markley Group's cutting-edge cloud computing and storage infrastructure and its world-class colocation at One Summer Street make this partnership here in Boston a major business advantage for our customers."

"ColoSpace takes great pride in providing our data center customers with the most secure, reliable networking, and cloud solutions in the industry," said Aaron Sawchuk, co-founder and chairman, ColoSpace.  "To that end, we are excited to have tw telecom join us in Boston."

The Boston expansion is part of a national multi-market effort by the company to expand its metro fiber footprint across the country this year.  In addition to Boston, tw telecom has already entered into three other new markets – Salt Lake City, Philadelphia and Richmond, Va. – and plans to enter into one additional new market – Cleveland – this year.  The company is also accelerating the density of its metro-fiber footprint in more than a third of its existing markets.  As a result, the company is expanding its sales force, including sales, support and operations personnel to support this project.

About tw telecom
tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

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